GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT: SHERIFF LARRY CAMPBELL WAS A DEVOTED LAW ENFORCEMENT HERO

On December 24, 2014, in News Releases, by staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement in regards to the passing of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell: Governor Rick Scott said, “Ann and I send our condolences to Sheriff Campbell’s family and the entire Leon County Sheriff’s Office over the loss of one of our state’s most devoted law enforcement […]

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT: FLORIDA OVERTAKES NEW YORK AS 3RD MOST POPULOUS STATE

On December 23, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement regarding Florida officially becoming the third most populous state in the nation. Governor Scott said, “Today’s news of Florida officially becoming the third most populous state is exciting.  As the holiday season approaches, we have learned in the last week that Florida businesses have added over 715,000 […]

MEMORANDUM – Flags at Half-Staff for Officer Charles Kondek

On December 22, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

MEMORANDUM TO:                  Kris Parks, Division of Facilities and Operations Maintenance; Robert Kochen, Police Chief, Tarpon Springs Police Department; David O. Archie, Mayor, Tarpon Springs;  Mark S. Woodard, County Administrator, Pinellas County FROM:            Governor Rick Scott DATE:            December 22, 2014 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff ________________________________________________________________________  I am deeply saddened by the loss of Officer Charles Kondek of the […]

GOV SCOTT: FEDERAL OFFICIALS REVERSE COURSE ON DENIAL OF WAIVER FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

On December 22, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Florida can move forward with successful student-focused policy for English Language Learners TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the U.S. Department of Education has approved Governor Rick Scott and Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart’s request to continue with its state accountability policy that has been successful for years.  With input from school leaders and parents, the […]

Gov. Scott: We Pray for Peace Following Tragic Death of Officer Charles Kondek Who Was Killed in the Line of Duty

On December 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement on the tragic death of Tarpon Springs Police Officer Charles Kondek who was killed in the line of duty this morning in Tarpon Springs.  Governor Scott said, “We are saddened by the death of Officer Charles Kondek who was killed in the line of […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Jim Boxold as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation

On December 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jim Boxold as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation effective January 3, 2015. Governor Scott said, “During Jim’s time as Chief of Staff of the Florida Department of Transportation, we’ve accomplished a lot to meet the transportation needs of Florida families, visitors and businesses. […]

GOV. RICK SCOTT: FLORIDA DID IT!

On December 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

More Than 700,000 Florida Jobs Created in Less Than Four Years TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have added 715,700 private-sector jobs since December 2010, far surpassing his goal to create 700,000 jobs in seven years. In November 2014, Florida experienced the highest single month of private-sector job growth since […]